There are several ways to support the QiC Programme, and supporters have the opportunity to help develop the programme alongside NHS, charities and patient group experts.

To learn more about supporting QiC Diabetes, contact Debbie Tuesley: T: 01372 414243 E:

Professor Partha Kar MBBS MD FRCP OBE - Consultant Endocrinologist Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust
National Specialty Advisor, Diabetes, NHS England
GIRFT Co-lead, Diabetes, NHS Improvement

Chris Askew OBE, Chief Executive Diabetes UK


Dr Julia Platts - National Clinical Lead for Diabetes in Wales


Organisations that have helped shape QiC Diabetes include:

Association of British Clinical Diabetologists


"ABCD is pleased for its continual and ongoing association with QiC Diabetes. ABCD believes that this is an excellent opportunity for  diabetes teams to showcase and share their innovations with wider membership of Diabetes community and also to be given a chance to be recognised for their efforts to improve the quality of care for people with diabetes"

Dr Dipesh Patel,  Diabetes Consultant & Chair, ABCD


"The Association of Children’s Diabetes Clinicians (ACDC) are delighted to support the National Quality in Care Diabetes awards programme that celebrate innovation and excellence in improving the quality of diabetes care. ACDC remains committed to improving the care of diabetes in children and young people and aim to share good practice, promote education and develop national guidelines."

Professor May Ng OBE, Honorary Professor and Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist, Chair of ACDC

Diabetes Psychology Network

The Diabetes Psychology Network is delighted to support the QiC awards in their ongoing work promoting and showcasing the very best of diabetes care in the UK. These awards particularly highlight innovations that support the psychological health of people living with diabetes, thereby helping to ensure that this essential aspect of care get the attention it deserves.

Dr Rose Steward, Chair of the Diabetes Psychology Network

Diabetes Research and Wellness Foundation

Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation

"QiC Diabetes provides a collaborative environment for all interested sectors in which to share information and innovation in care delivery. We are delighted to support the QiC Diabetes programme and share in this recognition of achievement of inspiring and dedicated people."

Sarah Tutton, Chief Executive, Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation

Diabetes Specialist Nurse Forum (DSN) UK

"The DSN Forum UK team are proud to be supporting the QiC awards which showcases and highlights collaborative teamwork, as well as rewarding pioneering practice in diabetes management, education and services for people living with diabetes. We hope to encourage and be a voice for the DSNs in the UK who are at the forefront of amazing projects like this advancing healthcare every day."

Diabetes UK

Diabetes UK

"Diabetes UK is once again delighted to collaborate on these important awards. They highlight and promote the exciting and innovative approaches that are being implemented around the UK to improve the care of people with diabetes."

Simon O'Neill, Director of Care and Clinical Intelligence, Diabetes UK



"We are delighted to continue supporting the QiC Diabetes Awards programme as it brings together many organisations and industry who feel passionately about diabetes care, it reflects our underpinning philosophy of sharing ideas and best practice and the recognition it brings provides a hugely positive boost for all involved and ultimately people living with diabetes."

DISN UK Group Committee


JDRF is the leading global charity dedicated to improving the lives of those with or affected by type 1 diabetes. Our ultimate focus is to end type 1 diabetes.

To work towards a day when there is no more type 1 we:

  • fund world-class research approved and administered by our international research programme to cure, treat and prevent type 1 diabetes
  • make sure research moves forward and treatments are delivered as fast as possible
  • give support and a voice to people with type 1 and their families

Dan Farrow, Head of Community Engagement

Children and Young People's National Diabetes Network

National Children & Young People's Diabetes Network

"The National Children and Young People’s Diabetes Network is delighted to support the Quality in Care Diabetes Awards as they are an excellent way of encouraging and incentivising clinical teams to test out innovative practice locally and then share their success with other like-minded teams across the country."

Fiona Campbell, Consultant Paediatric Diabetologist, Chair of the National CYP Diabetes Network

Primary Care Diabetes Society

Primary Care Diabetes Society

"Achieving quality care in the management of people with diabetes within the community setting is the principle aim of PCDS . We are absolutely delighted to support the QiC programme for Diabetes which highlights examples of good care and how collaboration between organisations and groups can work and be rewarded."

Dr Clare Hambling, Chair, Primary Care Diabetes Society

Trend Diabetes

"We are proud to support the QiC awards as they encourage the sharing of novel and innovative work in diabetes care to a wide audience."

Debbie Hicks, Nurse Consultant, Diabetes

United Kingdom Clinical Pharmacy Association


"The UKCPA is delighted to support these awards which have grown in recognition and respect over the last few years. It is important that the expanding role of pharmacists in the management of diabetes is recognised as a crucial one and one which can have huge impacts on care for people living with diabetes.”

Helen O’Neil, UKCPA C-Chair

Young Diabetologists and Endocrinologists

Young Diabetologists and Endocrinologists

We continue to be proud in our support of the QiC awards which highlight the commitment, teamwork and innovation of our colleagues in addressing the challenges of delivering diabetes care” 

Dr Tom Crabtree, Chair YDEF

Quality In Care Diabetes

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  • 2023 KEY DATES
  • Open for Entry:
    Thursday 27 April 2023
  • Entry Deadline:
    Friday 7 July 2023
  • Judging Day:
    Tuesday 8 September 2023
  • Awards Ceremony:
    Thursday 12 October 2023